May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Literacy

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Coe Library 304
Phone: (307) 766-5313

The University Libraries offer research assistance and information literacy instruction to students and faculty. Librarians provide customized class orientations to information sources in every discipline, as well as individual research consultations. Students needing research help may call, text, email, instant message, or visit any library branch.

The University of Wyoming addresses information competencies utilizing the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as approved by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and endorsed by the American Association for Higher Education. Librarians collaborate with teaching faculty in addressing these information competencies in course assignments or lectures. Information literacy is the ability to recognize and define the need for information, then locate, evaluate, and use that information effectively and ethically.

Information literacy learning outcomes are included in University Studies First Year Seminar (FYS) and Communication (COM) courses and are similar to the critical thinking learning outcomes in the H, PN, and V courses. 

The Libraries also offer credit courses to help students improve research skills and to meet the Communications 2 requirement of the University Studies Program.

Learning Outcomes

We expect that students completing LBRY courses will become knowledgeable consumers of information through learning how to:

  1. Recognize and define the need for information;
  2. Efficiently locate information in the library or on the Internet;
  3. Evaluate the quality of information;
  4. Utilize information effectively, ethically, and legally.


TAMSEN EMERSON HERT, B.A. Colorado State University 1979; M.L.S. Emporia State University 1984; M.A. 1988; Librarian, 2014, 1986.

DAVID D. KRUGER, B.S. South Dakota State University 1991; B.S.Ed. Minot State University 1994; M.A. Kansas State University 1996; M.L.S. University of Missouri at Columbia 1998; Librarian 2016, 1998.

LAWRENCE O. SCHMIDT, B.S. Montana State University 1987; M.S. 1995; M.L.S. Emporia State University 2002; Librarian 2020, 2008.

Associate Librarians

KAIJSA J. CALKINS, B.A. University of Washington, Bothell 2001, M.L.I.S. University of Washington, Seattle 2004; Associate Librarian 2012, 2006.

JANICE GROVER, B.A. University of Wyoming 2005; M.L.S. Emporia State University 2009; M.A. University of Wyoming 2017; Associate Librarian 2021. 

Assistant Librarians

SAMANTHA PETER, B.A. University of Wyoming 2016; M.S.I.S. University of Texas at Austin 2018; Assistant Librarian 2018.

JESSICA RARDIN, B.A. Beloit College 2013; M.L.I.S. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2021; Assistant Librarian 2021.

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